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Supercomputer nanosatellites built in Glasgow set for launch

Image: US Department of Energy

Satellites are designed to make hyper-accurate predictions for shipping to support maritime trade

The UK government has announced the launch of two shoebox-sized nanosatellites with inbuilt supercomputers to enable more accurate readings of the earth’s environment.

Made by Glasgow-based Spire Global UK with £6 million from the UK Space Agency through the European Space Agency’s Pioneer programme, the satellites are designed to provide hyper-accurate predictions of the locations of boats, track their whereabouts and calculate their arrival times at ports.

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